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Welcome to Year 5!

 

In Year Five, children are provided with a vast range of exciting opportunities and experiences to help them develop into mature and confident individuals.  We feel that this prepares them for the challenges of Year Six and ultimately secondary school.

Some of the many exciting events include our children:

 - Meeting their Reception buddy for the first time.
 - Taking part in the Nativity with their buddy.
 - Experiencing a planetarium.
 - Visiting Lincoln Castle.
 - Taking part in a stargazing sleepover.
 - Having the opportunity to complete the Bikeability cycling course.
 - Helping their buddy take part in their sports day.

                                                    ... and much much more!

The Year 5 Teaching Staff are:
 
Mrs M. Swain - Year Leader
Mr M. Grayling
Mrs L. Reynolds


The Year 5 Support Staff are:
Mrs J. Eichenhofer
Miss A. Hickenbotham

Year 5 Topics:
Terms 1 and 2- The World is Not Enough!
Terms 3 and 4- Raiders and Invaders.
Terms 5 and 6- Coasts.

Things you need to know in Year 5:

Below are some important documents for Year 5. We have included copies of the homework and our most recent newsletter for your information below.  Keep checking back for information about forthcoming parents meetings and important dates.

Skegness Residential Parents Meeting

Below is the Powerpoint from the Skegness Residential Parents Meeting for those who were unable to attend. A Kit list is also attached below. 

 

 

Weekly spellings

Here are our weekly spellings for term 4. Our pass mark for the year group is 9/15. Any child scoring less than this will need to have another practise and re-take their test. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings as often as possible. Regular practise is the key to success!

Homework

 

English homework is given out at the start of the term and covers every week during that term. Homework should be handed in every Thursday. It is hoped that by handing out the homework at the start of the term it will help to promote flexibility.

 

Maths homework is handed out every Monday, due in every Thursday.

Reading expectations

We expect the children to read for 25 minutes per day in year 5 (the standard required for Renaissance Master Class). Reading diaries are checked and signed by their class teacher weekly. Please ensure that these are filled out at least four times per week.

Skegness Aquarium Parents' Meeting

Due to parental requests, we have brought forward the Skegness residential parents meeting. It will take place in the main hall on Thursday 28th March at 3:40pm. That way, parents will know all that they need to before submitting their deposit for the trip. The PowerPoint will be put on the website for anyone unable to attend the meeting.

Art work inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Here are some pictures of us creating our stained glass windows in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

 

Chicken Wired

We had a fantastic introduction to our unit on modelling using wire with the Chicken Wired workshop. We all made a bird and learned the techniques for cutting and joining wire. Below are some pictures from the day.

Outreach at Carres Grammar School

We had a fantastic time taking part in Outreach at Carre's Grammar School. During our first session, we focused on using microscopes and looked at everyday objects underneath them. The fly's eye was particularly amazing! In our second week, we learned about  the reactivity at metals and tested the temperature change in the water to find out which metals were the most reactive. Look at our photos below: 

Carres Outreach Photos

Trip to The Collection

We had a brilliant time on our trip to The Collection. We took part in battle workshops, examined artefacts, made broaches and shields and even took part in an archaeological dig! Take a look at our photos below:

Visit to The Collection

Romans Vs Celts battle

 

Today we re-enacted the famous battles between the Romans and Celts. The Celts were incredibly enthusiastic when they defeated the Romans at Colchester and Londinium but were not so happy when the tables turned at the Battle of Watling Street. See our battle pictures below:

Romans Vs Celts battle

We are busy preparing for our Romans Vs Celts battle on Friday 8th February. We have been preparing our weapons using Modroc. See our photos below. Check back after the battle for more pictures.  

Preparing our shields for battle

Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

We had an excellent time on Mental Health and Wellbeing day. We enjoyed a Yoga session from 'Jo Yoga' focusing on simple poses and relaxation. We also learned about how the media manipulates images to make people appear more beautiful and discussed the impact of this on self-esteem. 

 

Can you tell which image has been photoshopped?

See the source image

Photos from our Yoga session

Photos from our Yoga session 1
Photos from our Yoga session 2
Photos from our Yoga session 3
Photos from our Yoga session 4

Photos from Spy Day

Photos from Spy Day 1
Photos from Spy Day 2
Photos from Spy Day 3
Photos from Spy Day 4
Photos from Spy Day 5
Photos from Spy Day 6
Photos from Spy Day 7

We had an amazing time at the stargazing sleepover despite the rain!

We had an amazing time at the stargazing sleepover despite the rain! 1
We had an amazing time at the stargazing sleepover despite the rain! 2
Our Year 5 Parents meeting took place in the hall on Wednesday 20th September. Here are the notes in case you were unable to attend.

Year 5 Parents Meeting

We loved our time with the Mobile Lincs Planetarium. Thanks to the PTA for funding it again for us!

We loved our time with the Mobile Lincs Planetarium. Thanks to the PTA for funding it again for us! 1
We loved our time with the Mobile Lincs Planetarium. Thanks to the PTA for funding it again for us! 2

We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic!

We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 1
We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 2
We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 3
We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 4
We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 5
We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 6
We loved meeting our buddies at the Teddy Bear's Picnic! 7
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